RE Verse reading–Hosea 4:1-13b (day two) “Because you have rejected knowledge, I also reject you as my priests; because you have ignored the law of your God, I also will ignore your children” (vs 6) Why would God warn? Anyone? Us? Speaking through Hosea, God say that He has a charge to bring against the people of Israel (vs 1) It is a legal word. A word threatening a law suit. Why? Why not just act? The answer is His love. Like a parent who wants his child to obey, like a friend who sees danger ahead, God is “patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance” (2 Peter 3:9) As disturbing as it is to hear, as terrifying as it is to contemplate falling into the hands of the living God (Hebrews 10:31), the reason that God is willing to communicate warning is that He loves us! If He didn’t, He wouldn’t say anything at all.